Windows Disk Management tool for PC has too many limits? Why don’t you try AOMEI Partition Assistant to flexibly organize your Windows PC and Server machines?
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About Windows Disk Management tool
Disk Management is a Windows system program that allows you to execute complex storage functions. It may be used by either Windows PC or Windows Server users to:
- Create a new drive, as described in “Initializing a New Drive”.
- Extend a volume into space that isn’t currently occupied by another volume on the same disk, as described in “Extend volume”.
- Shrink a partition, often to make room for an adjacent partition, shown as “Shrink volume”.
- Change or assign a new drive letter, as described in “Change drive letter”.
These 4 features are the most used options in Windows Disk Management. Besides these 4, you can also delete/mark/clean/ partitions.
Why do you need a new disk management tool?
Although Windows built-in Disk Management has some basic features that allow users to manage their devices, lots of users find that it’s not that simple to use it smoothly.
Take the “Extend Volume” feature as an example. If you wish to extend a partition that doesn’t have unallocated space that’s adjacently on the right, the “Extend Volume” button will be unavailable, unless you delete the neighboring partition, which means you’ll lose data on it.
What’s more, you’re not allowed to convert a used disk between MBR and GPT and convert file system between FAT32 and NTFS without deleting data, the tool will ask you to clean all on the target disk and drive.
So, there’re lots of limits when you use Disk Management, only if all conditions are satisfied, and this tool will work.
The best alternative to Disk Management—AOMEI Partition Assistant
Since Windows Disk Management in Windows 10 and other versions has too many limits that block you from flexibly managing your device, why don’t you try something more powerful?
AOMEI Partition Assistant should be a good choice for both Windows PC and Windows Server users. This Windows disk and partition manager comes in two editions: Professional Edition for Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7/XP and Server Edition for Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012(R2)/2008(R2) (Server Edition also supports all Windows PC versions).
What you can do with AOMEI Partition Assistant:
- Resize/create/delete/format/check/merge/clone/wipe/split/defrag/test partition
- Clone disk
- Migrate OS only from one disk to another without reinstalling
- Wipe HDD/Secure erase SSD
- Move installed programs without reinstalling
- Convert data/system disk between MBR/GPT without data loss
- Convert File System between FAT32 and NTFS
- Convert primary partition to logical drive
- Convert dynamic disk to basic
- Change serial number
This is a tool that integrates various needs of different users to flexibly manage their computers without any worry of data security.
Let’s see more details about some practical features of this powerful tool.
Case 1. Allocate free space
If your disk has more than one drive with sufficient space but there’s no unallocated space on it, the “Allocate Free Space” feature can help you. This feature can directly share free space from one partition to another one.
Step 1. Download this tool and run it, right-click a partition that has enough space (here is D partition), and then choose “Allocate Free Space”.
Step 2. Enter the size of free space you would like to add into another partition (here is C drive), and then click “OK”.
Step 3. Now you can preview that some free space has been allocated to C drive from D partition. Click Apply to save the changes. Then you will extend partition C.
You see, with only three steps you can extend your C drive.
Case 2. Disk Clone Wizard
If you wish to use your own OS after you got a new disk, you don’t need to reinstall the system and all programs, you can clone your old disk to the new one. The hot clone tech even allows you to clone your disk while running all working programs.
Step 1. launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional and go to “Tools > Disk Clone Wizard”.
Step 2. Choose a proper method:
Step 3. In the disk map, choose the source disk which needs to be backed up.
Step 4. Choose the destination disk: (Note: The destination disk should be equal or larger than the source disk, all the data on the destination disk will be covered by the files on the source disk, so, make sure there is no important data on it)
Step 5. Copy disk options:
◤Copy without resizing partitions: The source disk configuration will be copied on the new disk with the size of the same partition.
◤Fit partitions to the entire disk: The partitions on the source disk will occupy the entire. destination disk
◤Edit partition on this disk: You could change the size of the new disk.
Step 6. If you copy the disk containing the system partition, you will receive the following message which guides you on how to boot OS from the destination disk:
Step 7. Back to the main window, click “Apply” on the toolbar to commit the operations.
To sum up
If the Disk Management tool in Windows 10 can’t satisfy your needs, then AOMEI Partition Assistant, a Windows hard drive manager for PC users and a Disk Management for Windows Server users, will be your best choice.